Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present. – Jim Rohn
Study the past, if you would divine the future. – Confucius Quotes
Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure. – Confucius Quotes
The book salesman should be honored because he brings to our attention, as a rule, the very books we need most and neglect most. – Confucius Quotes
The cautious seldom err. – Confucius Quotes
The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. – Confucius Quotes
The faults of a superior person are like the sun and moon. They have their faults, and everyone sees them; they change and everyone looks up to them. – Confucius Quotes
The firm, the enduring, the simple, and the modest are near to virtue. – Confucius Quotes
The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large. – Confucius Quotes
The object of the superior man is truth. – Confucius Quotes
The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home. – Confucius Quotes
The superior man is distressed by the limitations of his ability; he is not distressed by the fact that men do not recognize the ability that he has. – Confucius Quotes
The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions. – Confucius Quotes
The superior man makes the difficulty to be overcome his first interest; success only comes later. – Confucius Quotes
The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort. – Confucius Quotes
The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell. – Confucius Quotes
The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence. – Confucius Quotes
There are three methods to gaining wisdom. The first is reflection, which is the highest. The second is limitation, which is the easiest. The third is experience, which is the bitterest. – Confucius Quotes
They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom. – Confucius Quotes
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it. – Confucius Quotes
1. Give me a stock clerk with a goal, and I will give you a man who will make history. Give me a man without a goal, and I will give you a stock clerk. ~J.C. Penny
2. Success…seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit. ~Conrad Hilton
3. Intolerance of your present creates your future. ~Mike Murdock
4. When they back the ‘hearse’ up to the front door, they are not making a practice run. ~Van Crouch
5. I can, therefore I am. ~Simone Weil
6. I don’t believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be. ~Ken Venturi
7. I’ve worked too hard and too long to let anything stand in the way of my goals. I will not let my teammates down and I will not let myself down. ~Mia Hamm
8. If you can dream it, you can do it. ~Walt Disney
9. If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much. ~Jim Rohn
10. It’s always too early to quit. ~Norman Vincent Peale
11. Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now. ~Denis Waitley
13. One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests. ~Peter Marshall
14. Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door. ~Kyle Chandler
15. Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other. ~Walter Elliot
16. Poverty was the greatest motivating factor in my life. ~Jimmy Dean
17. Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines. ~Robert H. Schuller
18. Quality is not an act, it is a habit. ~Aristotle
19. Set your sights high, the higher the better. Expect the most wonderful things to happen, not in the future but right now. Realize that nothing is too good. Allow absolutely nothing to hamper you or hold you up in any way. ~Eileen Caddy
20. Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible. ~Tony Robbins
21. Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned. ~Peter Marshall
22. The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself. ~Mark Caine
23. The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. ~Thomas Paine
24. The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large. ~Confucius
25. The wise does at once what the fool does at last. ~Baltasar Gracian
Every day is Earth Day. ~Author Unknown
I conceive that the land belongs to a vast family of which many are dead, few are living, and countless numbers are still unborn. ~A Chieftan from Nigeria
We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. ~Native American Proverb
There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew. ~Marshall McLuhan, 1964
Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth. ~Henry David Thoreau
There’s so much pollution in the air now that if it weren’t for our lungs there’d be no place to put it all. ~Robert Orben
I’m not an environmentalist. I’m an Earth warrior. ~Darryl Cherney, quoted in Smithsonian, April 1990
Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them. ~Bill Vaughn, quoted in Jon Winokur, The Portable Curmudgeon, 1987
For 200 years we’ve been conquering Nature. Now we’re beating it to death. ~Tom McMillan, quoted in Francesca Lyman, The Greenhouse Trap, 1990
I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. ~John Muir, 1913, in L.M. Wolfe, ed., John Muir, John of the Mountains: The Unpublished Journals of John Muir, 1938
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. ~Elwyn Brooks White, Essays of E.B. White, 1977
A living planet is a much more complex metaphor for deity than just a bigger father with a bigger fist. If an omniscient, all-powerful Dad ignores your prayers, it’s taken personally. Hear only silence long enough, and you start wondering about his power. His fairness. His very existence. But if a world mother doesn’t reply, Her excuse is simple. She never claimed conceited omnipotence. She has countless others clinging to her apron strings, including myriad species unable to speak for themselves. To Her elder offspring She says – go raid the fridge. Go play outside. Go get a job. Or, better yet, lend me a hand. I have no time for idle whining. ~David Brin
Till now man has been up against Nature; from now on he will be up against his own nature. ~Dennis Gabor, Inventing the Future, 1963
Take nothing but pictures.
Leave nothing but footprints.
Kill nothing but time. ~Motto of the Baltimore Grotto, a caving society
Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect. ~Chief Seattle, 1855
Man must feel the earth to know himself and recognize his values…. God made life simple. It is man who complicates it. ~Charles A. Lindbergh, Reader’s Digest, July 1972
After a visit to the beach, it’s hard to believe that we live in a material world. ~Pam Shaw
Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves. ~John Muir
Oh Beautiful for smoggy skies, insecticided grain,
For strip-mined mountain’s majesty above the asphalt plain.
America, America, man sheds his waste on thee,
And hides the pines with billboard signs, from sea to oily sea. ~George Carlin
Environmentalists have long been fond of saying that the sun is the only safe nuclear reactor, situated as it is some ninety-three million miles away. ~Stephanie Mills, ed., In Praise of Nature, 1990
Humanity is on the march, earth itself is left behind. ~David Ehrenfeld, The Arrogance of Humanism, 1978
It is the safest of times, it is the riskiest of times…. What the Dickens is going on here? ~Denton Morrison, on chemicals, technology, and risk, quoted in National Academy of Sciences, Improving Risk Communication, 1989
Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another. ~Juvenal, Satires
There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more. ~George Gordon, Lord Byron, Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage
There is hope if people will begin to awaken that spiritual part of themselves, that heartfelt knowledge that we are caretakers of this planet. ~Brooke Medicine Eagle
You can’t be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet. ~Hal Borland, Sundial of the Seasons, 1964
And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything. ~William Shakespeare
Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realise we cannot eat money. ~Cree Indian Proverb
It ain’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to.
It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else’s eyes.
Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent. – Eleanor Roosevelt
It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not.
Success comes in cans, not cant’s.
Put your future in good hands – your own.
I am not a has-been. I am a will be.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.
Argue for your limitations and, sure enough, they’re yours.
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
Always act like you’re wearing an invisible crown.
You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
You’re on your own.
And you know what you know.
You are the guy who’ll decide where to go. –Dr. Seuss
Knock the “t” off the “can’t.”
Confidence is preparation. Everything else is beyond your control.
Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself.
Don’t let anyone steal your dream. It’s your dream, not theirs.
The best way to gain self-confidence is to do what you are afraid to do.
I’m Never The Less; Always The MORE!
I’m the Best You NEVER Had.
I’m the Best to Ever Do It Bitch & You the Best At Never Doing Shit!
Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself.
Please share with us all your experiences with and about tattoos and we will share with you some great short tattoo quotes.
“Have the courage to live. Anyone can die” –Unknown
“A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.” – Unknown
“Wars begin in the minds of men” –Unknown
“I have not failed. I have just found 10,000 ways that do not work” –Thomas Edison
“Success is the best revenge” –Unknown
“To be irreplaceable you have to be different” –Unknown
“I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul.” –William Henley
“Music is what feelings sound like” –Unknown
“Dream as if you will live forever, live as if you will die today.” –James Dean
“If you want something you’ve never had, do something you’ve never done.” –Unknown
“You weren’t put on this earth to be ordinary.” –Unknown
“Opportunities multiply as they are seized.” –Sun Tzu
“Seize the day, place no trust in tomorrow” –Unknown
“Break the rules, stand apart, ignore your head, follow your heart.” –Unknown
“Actions speak louder then words.” –Unknown
“Tell me I can’t, i’ll show you I can.” –Unknown
“No man alive, knows the struggles i’ve survived” –Unknown
“Turn your wounds into wisdom.” –Unknown
“I may be lying in the gutter, but I’m staring at the stars.” –Unknown
“He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.” –Friedrich Nietzsche
“Let your joy scream across the pain.” –Unknown
“God gave burdens, also shoulders.” –Unknown
“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” –Anais Nin
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Leap and the net will appear.” –Unknown
“Kites rise highest against the wind.” –Unknown
“And in time this too shall pass” –Unknown
“Revel in the chaos” –Unknown
“Fall seven times, stand up eight” –Unknown
“To live is the rarest thing in the world” –Oscar Wilde
“The brave may not live forever, but the cautious do not live at all” –Unknown
“Pain is weakness leaving the body” –Unknown
“May I be forever grateful that at times, I did not receive that which I truly deserved.” –Unknown
“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” –Unknown
“What doesn’t kill me only makes me stronger.” –Unknown
“Tattoo on the lower back? Might as well be a bullseye.” –Wedding Crashers
“A quote is just a tattoo on the tongue.” –William F. DeVault
“The perfect tattoo… the one I believe we are all struggling toward… is the one that turned the jackass into a zebra.” –Cliff Raven
“Beauty is skin deep. A tattoo goes all the way to the bone.” –Vince Hemingson
“I always look for a woman who has a tattoo. I see a woman with a tattoo, and I’m thinking, okay, here’s a gal who’s capable of making a decision she’ll regret in the future.” –Richard Jeni
“For someone who likes tattoos, the most precious thing is bare skin.” –Cher
“Women, don’t get a tattoo. That butterfly looks great on your breast when you’re twenty or thirty, but when you get to seventy, it stretches into a condor.” –Billy Elmer
“Show me a man with a tattoo and I’ll show you a man with an interesting past.” –Jack London
“The tattoo attracts and also repels precisely because it is different.” –Margo DeMello
“The world is divided into two kinds of people: those who have tattoos, and those who are afraid of people with tattoos.” –Unknown
“Once our minds are ‘tattooed’ with negative thinking, our chances for long-term success diminish” –John Maxwell
“Quirky is sexy, like scars or chipped teeth. I also like tattoos – they’re rebellious” –Jennifer Aniston
“Sometimes I bust out and do things so permanent; like tattoos and marriage.” –Drew Barrymore
“Giving birth was easier than having a tattoo.” –Nicole Appleton
“I want to get a tattoo of myself on my entire body, only 2″ taller” –Stephen Wright